• 2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #24

    2013 $50 Weekly Menu Plan Week #24: Lately we've been getting hammered with storms and rain (over 4 inches the last 2 days), but it hasn't put a damper on the heat, just making things soggy and hot. So, this weeks men plan takes advantage of the fresh garden veggies that are becoming abundant as well as the Grill!

    This week we picked up the following: bread, vanilla yogurt, lettuce, rhubarb, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwi, strawberries, spinach, mango, cabbage, cream cheese, tuna, total
    spent $39.35

    From our small garden we harvested: Fresh radishes, tomatoes, jalapenos, Zucchini, Summer Squash, cucumbers, fresh beets,

    Breakfast Options for this week: School has been out for a couple weeks and the kids have a habit of grabbing items and munching them as desired. So rather than list certain days (like I choose what they eat!) here are the items that are available to them:

    Best Snack of the week: Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Triangles

    Monday June 10th:

    Tuesday June 11th

    • Lunch: Open Faced Grilled Cheese/Tomato/Red Onion Sandwich, salad
    • Dinner: Tuscan Chicken

    Wednesday June 12th:

    Thursday June 13th:

    Friday June 14th:

    Saturday June 15th:

    Sunday June 16th: Happy Father's Day

    Various Snacks:

    Drinks Available: A note about our drink offerings, while we do always have coffee and tea in the house, coffee is usually with breakfast, hot tea is usually in the evening and for the
    most part our other drinks consist of Water. We don't "drink milk" at all, it is usually used in making homemade yogurt, or in cereals, baking, etc.
    * Iced Tea (Unsweetened or Sweet Tea)
    * Coffee
    * Hot Chocolate/Cocoa
    * Copycat Gatorade
    * CopyCat Arizona Green Tea
    FYI Section:
    It has been brought to our attention that a few folks who are just joining us are getting the wrong impression that we purchase EVERYTHING at once for each weeks menu plan. This is not the case at all, nor do we recommend it.

    For Further reading/help we recommend the following:

    • June Sales Trends- not sure what Should be on sale right now? Here is a list of the current Sales trends for the month of June, so you know what savings to expect

    • Making Fruits & Veggies Last: At the beginning of each week we prepare the vegetables and fruits to make meal preparation easier during the week and to save money by preventing waste. You can read more about that here.

    • $50 Dollar Menu Frequently Asked Questions - a few of the most often asked questions regarding our $50 menu plans
      • Basic Questions- Why we don't provide a shopping list, Random ingredients that aren't in the shopping list, are groceries cheaper , etc
      • More Questions- more in depth questions regarding dietary guidelines, dealing with picky eaters, junk food and more

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